The Benefits of Meditation

Alabama, US of A, January 27, 2011.
Thought Adjuster.
Subject: “The Benefits of Meditation.”

Received by Oscar.

Thought Adjuster: “In years gone by, your scientists discovered there to be lots of benefits from regular meditation. Many of these benefits simply arose from calming the whirlpool of thoughts that constantly bother human minds in this age. However, the greatest benefits are obtained by those who come to stillness with the goal of knowing their celestial Father, and finding the path to becoming increasingly more perfect beings.

“Many have been attracted to meditation by the numerous benefits they can obtain. Some even expect to receive riches and material benefits through the practice of stillness. Those who meditate with these selfish motivations deprive themselves of the higher benefits they could obtain. Practicing stillness is simply adoration. It is a transformational process in which a human being surrenders self into the hands of his or her Creator in order to be changed into what the Creator has envisioned for that person.

“Do not practice stillness with the goal of achieving material success. Better yet, forget all expectations when practicing stillness and let the Father assume control, and decide what is best for you. In other words, surrender to His will. At least for a few minutes each day, let the Father’s will be done in your life and you will surely be amazed by the results.

“Human beings enjoy free will. Nobody can be forced to focus his or her mind onto something in particular. However, when by your own will you decide to focus your mind into the Father, He will answer and will provide exactly what you need, since He knows you better than you know yourself. When you tune into the frequency of the Father you are aligning with the primordial force that sustains the universe and with the origin of all life and all wisdom. This action, so apparently simple, will have unbelievable repercussions that will move you closer to your eternal destiny.”

© The 11:11 Progress Group.
We are each other at our spiritual Root Source – ABC-22, January 1972.

The Viewpoint of Eternity

Michigan, US of A, January 6, 2013.
Teacher Ophelius.
Subject: “The Viewpoint of Eternity.”

Received by Chris.

Ophelius: “The message for today is about understanding and maintaining the eternal viewpoint. What do I mean by this? Life on an evolutionary world, such as yours, one in much confusion, having achieved a moderate level of technology, where wars still persist and elite power structures rule over the daily lives of its inhabitants, there is a constant battle of the mind where your thoughts and actions are distracted and directed toward temporal problem solving, media marketing, and profane disinformation. So many on your world have little faith or give little thought to the bigger questions in life, which leads to a plethora of psychological dysfunctions and mounting social unrest. It is vital for you and for your world to understand that you all possess a growing soul, and that you are here to prepare for the next phase of human existence.

“Life on an evolutionary world is the cradle and the jump-start beginning of an eternal career – an ascendant life in the grand universe, where you have the opportunity to become perfect and godlike, where you will change and grow and move from one realm to another, learning, teaching, and accumulating much knowledge and wisdom as you move inward toward the Great Source and Center of all there is. You are the experiential children in time-space of a Creator God who is Himself experiencing life in the creation on finite levels through the lives of all of you, his experiential children.

“Since everything in the creation – every material substance and living being that ever was created – has its origin in this Creator, all are connected to this all-life-giving Source. Humans, being the lowest of will creatures that can know God, have the greatest opportunity to experience change from the beginnings of an animal existence on the worlds of time, to the sublime heights of perfection in the eternal spheres of Havona and Paradise. This journey to perfection should be the ultimate goal in the minds of all men and women on your world. Sadly this viewpoint is given little thought.

“Holding this one thought in your mind – that we are all connected to the Source of creation, and that we all live and move and have our being in this Source, and that we all have the opportunity to live eternally and achieve godlike perfection – this one thought, should all on your world have it, would solve much of your problems and bring supreme joy, light, and life to this now darkened sphere.

“Think about it, my friends – how can you go to war with your brothers and sisters knowing we are all indwelt by the same Spirit of the living God? How can you kill, deceive, and steal from one another when in truth, we are all one? Only the self-absorbed consciousness of illusionary separatist thinking, where scarcity is falsely projected in a universe of true abundance, can such misery and suffering exist. Free yourself from this suffering and maintain the viewpoint of eternity – embrace the unity of being.

“Peace to you,
“The Circle of Seven.”

© The 11:11 Progress Group.
“The giving of self, the illumination of truth, and the relief of suffering
are the noblest paths to higher consciousness.” – Teacher Ophelius, 2009.

A Lesson on Violence

Chicago US of A, September 16, 2012.
Teacher Prolotheos.
Subject: “A Lesson on Violence.”

Received by Valdir Soares.

Prolotheos: “What defines violence? Violence is to employ force to cause an unjustifiable constraint of a person’s free will or cause injury to any aspect of human personality – physical, intellectual or emotional. Evil is the source of violence; it works to produce the evil intent of the evildoer. The use of force, not its abuse, is not violence when it serves goodness, justice and or protects social order. The presumed evildoer must be restrained so no more violence is produced and his or her actions are adjudicated. God is just, fully capable of lovingly and mercifully adjusting everything and everyone to His sovereign will; He has no need to resort to violence to accomplish His purposes. Even a rebel will willingly acknowledge His perfect justice.

“The presence of conflict is not always a sign of violence. Violence presupposes an evil intent as well as a disregard and disrespect for life and its inherent dignity. In the evolutionary worlds, progress comes by struggle and striving towards perfection, which presumes a necessary wrestling with the status quo. In nature, the surviving instinct in the species will wrestle adverse situations to preserve superior stocks. Human beings, as a result of evolution and grace – the latter being the gift of personality from the Father – feature both the blind animal instinct and the awareness of a responsible will. There is a natural conflict between these two natures; on Urantia, humans are still learning how live with their animal-survival instinct without resorting to violence.

“Violence through aggression, subjection, slavery, terrorism and wars has been the common way for conflict resolution on Urantia since long ago; and, so far, with no visible signs of your finding better ways to do so. Dissemination of violence on Urantia, especially through wars, is a sign that its inhabitants are still socially and culturally primitive, despite the great technological development of the last century. It will take better education, elevated spirituality, together with the Brotherhood of Man conscious of the Fatherhood of God and the ministry of upcoming Paradise Sons, for Urantia to become an enlightened planet, as it should be. A non-violent humanity seems like utopia, but it is just what the worlds long settled in Light and Life enjoy, and it is the hope for still retarded planets such as yours.

“Violence for its own sake is wholly unproductive of anything good. Furthermore, it is altogether contradictory when violence is associated with religion and practiced ‘in name of God’, as is often the case with evolutionary religions. God or His faithful administrators on High never resort to or condone violence. Violence may be seen to be a by-product of evolution in the worlds of time and space, and it may contribute to the survival of the fittest, but it is always proof of human beings’ incapacity or unwillingness to solve conflicts peacefully by means of tolerance, forgiveness and dialogue.”

“So, my pupil, listen to the words of your Master when on Urantia: ‘Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.’ Blessed are you all when you foil violence and toil for peace. This is Prolotheos, your teacher and tutor. Peace to all.”

© The 11:11 Progress Group.
We are each other at our spiritual Root Source – ABC-22, January 1972.

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New Year Resolutions

Urantia, January 2, 2013.
The Beloved One.
Subject: “New Year Resolutions.”

Received by Lytske.

The Beloved One: “Please pay attention to my words now that you are once more at the beginning of a New Year. I desire to speak a few words of comfort and encouragement to all. A New Year is often started with good intentions and the resolution to make it the best year ever. This idea I wish to reinforce in you as my primary intent is to get you to where you want to go. It is praiseworthy that you are intending to make this the best year ever, as this year will bring a great deal of un-anticipated changes for many of you. Of course this has ever been so whilst between the old and the new the shadow of the past always lingers. However, it is best to leave the shadows behind, and ‘walk on the sunny side of the street’.

“It would be very helpful if optimism remains, and becomes part of you throughout the year, so you will attract the greater good and spiritual abundance. I know that it has been mentioned before, but I would like to remind you again that thoughts held in mind produce after their kind, so please be aware and note what you are thinking, also how and why you entertain certain thoughts. Be very careful about what it is that you will attract. A poverty mind-set will become exactly that. A prosperous mindset will attract prosperity, because you have placed your faith and trust in the almighty Provider, whose storehouse is always filled to overflowing. It is up to you how you approach this abundance, which actually rests deep within you in the form of the gifts of invention and creativity.

“Unless you start tapping into these gifts, all these potentials will stay dormant until a more opportune moment arrives. However, I assure you that as always the moment is in the eternal now, so start delving deep inside of you and perchance consult your indwelling Partner. He or She will always point the way of altruistic service to others, who might need a little boost to get their ’engine’ going. There are many ways to display your talents for helpfulness, and in doing so, you will be helped to attain greater soul-satisfaction. Let this be a year during which you build and strengthen your connection to your Spark from the Giver of Life, who volunteered to be with you, and so place yourself on the right path towards eternity. I wish you all a blessed year ahead with many more to come with increasing spiritual growth solidifying your connection to the Universal Creator of all the universes of space and time.”

© The 11:11 Progress Group.
Lytske’s first book, The Guiding Light Within, can be found here.

Methods to Prepare a Soul for Enlightenment

Michigan, US of A, December 30, 2012.
Teacher Ophelius.
Subject: “Methods to Prepare a Soul for Enlightenment.”

Received by Chris.

Ophelius: “The message for today is about having a sense of timing, to know when it is right to reveal to someone your truth. Are they ready to hear truth, or are they are not? It is not always beneficial to speak your truth to someone who has not the capacity or the understanding to receive it, and in some cases, it can backfire and lead them the opposite way in understanding the very truth you so wish to reveal. For others who are ready, they will ask questions and will want to know what you know. Herein lies the key to enlightenment – to ask and you shall receive.

“There are methods that can prepare a soul for enlightenment, who for now, remain in a state of confusion. In these individuals, there may be a sense of urgency, a cry for help, or a wounded heart that cannot accept help. For these individuals, prayer is needed to prepare the heart to receive what they need, and sometimes what they need is not what you have to offer. Your intentions must be very clear and in alignment with the highest good for that individual. You must be careful when interpreting their needs that you are not satisfying your own need to be right. You must dissolve, completely, your ego and become a compassionate listener.

“Take the position of ‘standing in one’s shoes’ and try and see from another’s viewpoint. Ask questions about the confusion in someone’s mind and become curious about why they think the way they do? Never should you criticize their position, but should continue to ask questions and look for answers that contain some kind of truth and then expound on that truth. This is the method Jesus used when he was instructing those with religious backgrounds – he would use probing questions in sincere curiosity, looking for shreds of truth where he could expand that truth to the point where it would crowd out the error, and the individual would come to his or her own conclusions, having convinced themselves of the error and accepting the expanded truth of their right thinking.

“Mountains cannot be moved in a day, my friends, and so you must have patience and perseverance while you continue to pray selflessly for the needs of the individual to be met. In some cases where the individual has hardened their heart, it may be necessary to leave that person to learn through difficult lessons of their own making before they will seek help from others. This is what you call ‘tough love’ – to wait until the troubled waters awaken and sober the soul. Many of you can look back on your life and see this very process we are speaking about.

“How shall you students on the path proceed when you are uncertain about the method for helping others? Do as the Master said to his disciples: ‘Go now into your room alone and speak with the Heavenly Father and ask in prayer for direction.’ Sitting in stillness and asking for direction, then listening for an answer is the best way forward, my friends. You may not always get the answer you were looking for and sometime you will get more than what you asked for – something that you needed to hear, and to heal from.

“Peace to you,
“The Circle of Seven.”

© The 11:11 Progress Group.
“The giving of self, the illumination of truth, and the relief of suffering
are the noblest paths to higher consciousness.” – Teacher Ophelius, 2009.